Mormons

Non-Churchgoing Mormons Slam Church for Its Policy on Gay Parents

A Saturday rally in Salt Lake City featured Mormons who don’t attend church hectoring the Mormon Church about its new policy, issued on November 5, that bans baptisms for children of gay parents until the kids turn 18 and repudiate same-sex relationships.

AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

80 Mormon Teenagers Re-Create Ancestors’ 1,300-Mile Trek

Eighty Mormon teenagers are paying tribute to their ancestors, imitating the pioneers’ 1,300-mile trek across the United States by donning pioneer clothes, pulling handcarts, and trudging 16 miles of fire trails from Big Basin Redwoods State Park to Davenport.

Mormon trek (Mike Nelson / AFP / Getty)